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COMFIRMED: PLE Exams to be Released on This Date

The Ministry of Education and Sports has announced that the eagerly anticipated 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results would be released on Friday this week. Daniel Odongo, the UNEB’s executive director, announced last week that the results will be released, but to no avail.

The announcement sparked the interest of other interested parties, including parents and former candidates. When the examination board did not make the expected announcement of the results, the worry increased. Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the State Minister for Primary Education, has now announced that the 2022 PLE results will be released on Friday, January 27, 2023, putting the public’s concerns to rest.

Dr. Kaducu expressed regret for the wait and said that although the board was prepared to announce the results, it was necessary to first brief the senior ministry officials.

The education minister disclosed that UNEB representatives would inform Janet Kataha Museveni, the minister of education, and other management authorities about the outcomes on Wednesday. In his testimony earlier this month before the Parliamentary Education Committee, Odongo mentioned that the PLE marking period ended before Christmas. 5,544 examiners marked exams at 13 different centers.

However, the board was unable to deliver the findings to the Minister right away for public release. Before the results were made public, a number of procedures had to be followed, including the appointment of an internal assessment security committee to examine the results and look for candidates who may have violated the rules.

Several people have been spreading incorrect information on social media concerning the causes of the delayed release of the results, new release dates, and other fake information. For instance, on Monday evening, a rumor that the results would be announced on Tuesday circulated on social media.

Since then, Jennifer Kalule Mulumba, a spokesperson for the UNEB, has cautioned the public about this false information.

Kalule pleaded on parents, administrators, and other interested parties to ignore incorrect information in a brief press release. On November 8 and 9, 2022, PLE was held, with a total of 832,810 candidates registered from 14,153 testing sites.

Out of all candidates that registered, 51.9% were women and 48.1% were men. 249,041 applicants who were not eligible for the Universal Primary Education-UPE program received funding totaling 583 769.

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